Abraham F. Lowenthal pays tribute to the life and accomplishments to Albert O. Hirshman, including his contributions as first chairman of the Latin American Program’s Academic Council.
The Latin American Program joins the people and governments of Haiti and Chile in mourning the staggering losses from recent earthquakes.
“Even though the priorities and concerns are the same, the Americas are not as synchronized as we would like and there is still a lot of work to do”, was the first conclusion from the secretary general of the Organization of Americas State (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, in regards to the hemispheric encounter in Cartagena. During the conference organized at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in Washington DC, Insulza emphasized that “we have to find ways of cooperation in pending themes and that is what is going to determine if this is going to be a decade of success for the Americas”. (in Spanish)
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Latin America Program in the News: Vázquez urged the U.S. to define a common agenda with Latin America
The former President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, participated in the event “World No Tobacco Day 2013” organized by the Latin America Program and the World Bank. Vázquez called for a deeper cooperation between Latin American countries and the U.S. to address more effectively regional problems.